Thursday, September 15, 2011

Happy Fall Y'All

I have been told that the temperature is supposed to drop soon and I might actually need to get out a sweater.  Yeah!!!  I am soooo tired of being soooo hot.  Since we are all in the mood for Fall, I decided to make a Halloween/Autumn card.  Last year I had seen how to make little bats using a punch.  It was so adorable and I knew it would be perfect with some of my Sparkle N Sprinkle stamps.  I also wanted to work on a sketch challenge over at Moxie Fab World.


I used the punch three different directions on black cardstock to create the bats and then used a spider web corner/border punch along the side.  I added some sticker paper from Sparkle N Sprinkle behind the bats and added some Autumn Sparkle colored Sparkle N Soft and then some Embers glitter.  I stamped the sentiment, Happy Fall Y All, and heat embossed using VersaMark ink and Amethyst Spray Embossing Powder.    I heat embossed my Pumpkin image using Midnight Madness embossing powder and colored with markers.  I cut it out and used some black foam squares to pop it up on the front.

I added the black card to orange and purple layers and a yellow card base.  I ran some 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape along the front edge of the purple layer before adding the smaller orange layer and then dipped the exposed taped border in Impulsive Purple glitter.  I finished off this card by using SNS Dimensional Glue to adding tiny wiggle eyes to the bats.  I didn’t want to use the wiggle eyes on the Pumpkin image but did use a white pen to add some white hi-lites to the eyes.

Here is the Horizontal Sketch I used:


Come back again soon,
E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #72 – Autumn (plus a sentiment)
Paper Cutz Challenge #108 - We're "Going to the Pumpkin Patch"
The Crafty Pad Challenge #138 – Goodbye Summer/Autumn Colors
CES Challenge #53 – Make It Magical or Spooky
Catch The Bug Challenge – Punches/Dies
Stamp Something Challenge – Anything Goes
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Week 72 - Use a Punch
Paper Play Challenge Week 37 - Punches and Dies
Craft Your Passion Challenge #75 - Scrappy "F" Words (Fall)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #182 - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #55 - Embossing
Moving Along With The Times Challenge 116 - Sparkle
Totally Stampalicious Challenge - Anything Goes

27 comments:

Sandra said...

Wow your card is stunning great colours and images great for an Autumn theme and spooky images for halloween those eyes are scary and that image is just so adorable:) Sandra H

Janeen said...

such cute little batty guys. love your sparkle and clever use of a punch.

Janeen said...

Thank you for entering your creation into the challenge with Speedy the Cat's friends. We appreciate you.

Jani said...

Oh, I love those little bats. So cute! Those Sparkle papers are fabulous. I am going to have to check those out:)
I hopped over here from Paper Cutz Challenge.

Jani
papercompulsions.blogspot.com

kaylou said...

ahhh super cute pumpkin card, thank you for joining us at CES challenges,
Hugs Kaylou xx

Donna said...

You are so clever! Those little "bats" instead of inchies are darling! Thanks for showcasing this wonderful card!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is just so creative. I love your spooks...lol Super cute card! Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends punch challenge. It is a pleasure to visit to see what you created for us. Good luck in the drawing and hope to see you next week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Julie said...

Fabulous card!! Love how you've laid out the corners with the spooky eyes glinting out! Great idea! Thanks for playing along with us at CES Challenges this week, Juliexx

Barbara Bruder said...

What a cute card. And I Love Love Love the bats.

karen said...

I love your card, those spooky eyes are fabulous! thanks for joining us at CES this week, Karenxx

kurlygirl said...

Such a cute card! I'm ready for the fall too. It arrived here a couple of days ago, so maybe it's headed your way. :) Thanks for joining us for Sentimental Sundays Autumn Challenge and I hope you join us again next time!

~Heather
Kurly-Q

Designing with Debbie said...

Cute card. Very inventive what you did with the edge punches. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

sgc said...

Great card. Love the dies/punches you used. Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge.

Lorraine said...

Really nice. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

Min said...

What a cool take on the sketch - I LOVE the googley eyes! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Let's Get Punchy" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
Have a great weekend, happy crafting, Debxx

craftybunny said...

Love how you've created the bats - and they have googly eyes!Fabulous card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab fall inspired card - wonderful use of the sketch. Love those cute added bats!

Cheryl said...

Cute card! I love the creative way you created the bats!


Thank you for joining our “Autumn” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

~Cheryl~
** Stop by my blog to check out my Halloween blog candy!**

Tamie said...

Super cute card and I really like the way you used all of the heat embossing. Way to bring it with embossing. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

DesignerDiva said...

Super card I just love the googly eyes!

Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our 'Sparkle' challenge this week and good luck

Hugs Laurie x

Pami said...

ooh, what a great halloween card! I love the bats!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our embossing challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks! WTG!

Cath said...

Hey Marie! Thanks for linking this up to the Horizontal Sketch Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Lori said...

Cute card! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!!

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Well, full of Halloween look. Spider and pumpkin face is perfect for Halloween look, I really impress to watch your creation. You are such a talented.

gift ideas said...

A great halloween card, Same way I also add lots of bats in my holloween card. Bat is always first in halloween theme, it makes great sentiment in each stuff..